The Press-Enterprise in Riverside reports that Riverside County supervisors today unanimously rushed through an ordinance that restricts picketing outside a Church of Scientology base near Hemet.

Supervisors deemed the restrictions urgent and voted to forgo regular statutory proceedings, which include a second hearing. The ordinance went into effect after its introduction Tuesday despite unresolved questions about exactly how rules will apply to the Scientology base.
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    Several people who have picketed at the Scientology base spoke against the ordinance and questioned its urgency Tuesday.
    "This ordinance is specifically tailored to prevent picketing at Gold Base, Scientology's international headquarters," Francois Choquette said.
    Choquette said he and others will seek to have the ordinance overturned by the courts as an unfair encroachment on freedom of speech.
    Stone pushed for the restrictions' immediate implementation, saying all county residents' need for privacy and a sense of well-being in their homes was urgent.